What are cookies?
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an email that we have sent them.
Cookies help us to operate our website and services, enhance and customise your experience across our website and services, perform analytics and deliver advertising and marketing that is relevant to you.
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website and services, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics.
What cookies do we use?
We currently use a solution called Hotjar to improve the way our website works for you. You can find an up-to-date list of all the cookies that Hotjar uses here: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies
We also use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the system, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the system, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the relevant social media sites (Twitter, Linked In, Facebook and Instagram) will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
How can you control cookies?
You can accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. But if you reject a cookie that is necessary for the running of the website, or useful to remember your preferences, your experience of our website may be limited and many integral aspects might not work at all.
To change your cookie settings, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer hard drive.
Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser’s instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
Last updated: February 2020